Thomas Jefferson And His Achievements And Political Decisions

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Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, one of the most well-known presidents in American history, was the third president of the United States, and was known as one of the Founding Fathers, for he is one of the principle authors of the famous Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson is an important factor of the development of the United States. This leading figured has influenced the prosperity of the America’s with his achievements and political decisions, regarding the United States Joseph John Ellis (1943- ) is an American historian, professor, and writer. He graduated from Yale University in 1969. Joseph J. Ellis’ work mainly focuses on the time period 1770 to 1820, and the lives of the Founding Fathers. He wrote a biography where…show more content…
In 1789 Thomas Jefferson was appointed as the first secretary of state under President George Washington. Ellis states that foreign policy was Thomas Jefferson’s head responsibility. After also being appointed as vice president in 1797, Thomas Jefferson was elected as president in 1801. While in office his primary goal was to undo the federal institutions created by the Constitution of the United States. He wanted to cease the political party battles between the republicans and federalist. Succeeding at doing so, Thomas Jefferson was easily reelected in 1804, winning with 162 electoral votes. In 1807, during his second term, Thomas Jefferson was forced to pass the Embargo Act, due to Napoleonic Wars, which caused naval blockades in the Atlantic and Caribbean Ocean. The act forced to close American ports and exports to foreign countries. According to Ellis he anxiously left office in March of 1809, ready to escape all the consequences of making major political choices. After his retirement he continued to maintain a busy schedule. Thomas James Flaming is an American military historian with a special interest in the American Revolution. He graduated from Fordham University, receiving his bachelor’s degree, with honors. Fleming wrote about Thomas Jefferson being born in Albermale County, Virginia. According to Fleming Thomas Jefferson’s past times consisted of hunting,
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